NVIDIA is planning to launch a new program called “verified priority access” that aims to make it easier for enthusiasts to purchase one of the company’s new GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition graphics cards, according to a post from an NVIDIA staff member who shared details about the program and can confirm that it’s already entered the testing phase. Seemingly inspired by other programs such as EVGA’s ELITE Priority Access, which provided 24-hour exclusive early access to the queue system on new EVGA products, NVIDIA’s solution leans on its GeForce Experience app, where invitations are being sent.
Verified Priority Access is being tested at the following retailers/regions:
- Best Buy (United States)
- Scan (United Kingdom)
- NBB (Germany & Netherlands)
- LDLC (France, Italy, and Spain)
From the official NVIDIA forums:
We know it’s often challenging to purchase a new product close to launch date for a variety of reasons. Today, we’re testing a program we call verified priority access – which will give a limited number of GeForce gamers & creators an opportunity to purchase a GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition graphics card.
Invited users receive a GeForce Experience in-app notification that generates a unique URL – connecting invitees to a Founders Edition partner in select regions. Currently, testing for verified priority access includes: Best Buy (United States), Scan (United Kingdom), NBB (Germany & Netherlands), and LDLC (France, Italy, and Spain).
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 is apparently in high demand and selling well despite its premium price, with all models currently listed as being “out of stock” at the usual retailers. A featured list of custom GeForce RTX 4090 models from MSI, ASUS, GIGABYTE, and more can be found here on NVIDIA’s official store.